The Bulls defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by 45 points, 121-76, at the United Center on Dec. 21, one of the biggest wins in Bulls franchise history.
The Sixers have improved since that defeat in Chicago to a 14-21 record overall and are 9-6 on their home floor, and the Bulls cannot take them for granted nor can they start looking forward to the second game of their back-to-back, which will happen on Saturday night at the United Center against the Celtics.
Meanwhile, Carlos Boozer says it's all water under the bridge about his benching by coach Tom Thibodeau the other night in New Jersey. Thibodeau apparently wanted to teach Boozer a bit of a lesson as he felt Boozer had been playing a bit lackadaisically earlier in the game. Unfortunately, that "lesson" might have cost the Bulls the game, much as Thibs' playing of the since-released John Lucas III might have cost the Bulls a game in Denver earlier this season.
Water under the bridge, right? The Bulls could use a win after their loss to the Nets the other night. The game begins at 6 p.m. CST and will be televised on CSN Chicago Plus (check local listings).